Tecumseh and the Prophets - Daviston AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 32° 58.966 W 085° 44.119
16S E 618168 N 3650086
Quick Description: In 1811 Tecumseh, a Shawnee Indian tapped the growing resentment within the Creek Nation.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2020 11:30:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM13CF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Tecumseh and the Prophets-Horseshoe Bend National Military Park--
In 1811 Tecumseh, a Shawnee Indian tapped the growing resentment within the Creek Nation.
Treaties with the whites had always seemed to work against them. The U.S. Government had adopted a persistent policy to change Creek government and culture. The newest insult was that the United States had planned a new road through Upper Creek land without first asking for permission. Encouraged by British promises of support, Tecumseh hoped to unite all tribes to rid the land of whites. The Upper Creeks fervently embraced his ideas. The Lower Creeks did not.

Mystical men called “Prophets” spread Tecumseh’s message. The Master of Breath would reward those who returned to the old ways.

The prophets claimed to have magical powers, to be able to change dry land to swamps, to cause musket balls to break apart on striking their bodies, to draw magic rings where any white who entered would die. They preached, working themselves into a frenzy and dancing the “Dance of the Lakes.” On the rise in front of you three prophets danced at the start of the battle, screaming curses at the enemy and urging the Creeks to fight.
Group that erected the marker: National Park Service,

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Horseshoe Bend Road.
located in Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Tour Stop #5.
Daviston, AL USA
36256


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